Gail Ann Gibbs

Quirky Writing, Done Right

Welcome to My Website!

Hello, and welcome to the website of Gail Ann Gibbs. I write speculative fiction, mysteries, short stories, and generally whatever weird idea pops into my head. You can learn more about me in my Biography, and about my books in Books.


START TYPING NOW: Write a 2,500 word short mystery and maybe win some money! The Arizona Mystery Writers Short Story Contests are now open, and ready to receive your brilliant words. (Full Disclosure - I'm treasurer for the club, so I won't be judging your work, probably a good thing.)

The Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest is open to writers 15 and over, and has a $200 top prize. The fee is $15, and the deadline is June 1, 2019.

The Mary Ann Hutchison Story Contest for Youth is open to writers from 9 to 14, and has a $25 top prize. It's free, and the deadline is May 1, 2019.

Both are open to writers of all levels, and everyone receives feedback from the judges. In addition to cash prizes, the winners get a free lunch and admiring applause at one of our meetings. Spread the word. We want lots of entries this year.

NEW BLOGGING ADVENTURE: I have been blogging sort-of on Goodreads, but it's always been glitchy, and I suspect they want to get out of the blog hosting business. So I'm struggling through figuring out Blogspot, and I'll be switching over in a couple of months. Meanwhile, you can follow my stuggles on


Stay updated by following me on your favorite social media. I can also be found among the Arizona Mystery Writers and Saguaro Romance Writers, both great groups for writers and highly recommended!


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